May 14, 2010
ATLANTA, Ga. – Four Seminoles highlighted the Seminoles’ first day of competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational with first-place finishes in their respective events at George C. Griffin Track. Senior Pilar McShine (1500m), sophomores Maurice Mitchell (100m dash) and Michael Putman (shot put) and junior Pasca Cheruiyot (5000m) took top honors in dominant fashion.
“The first day of the Georgia Tech Invitational went really well,” Associate Head Coach Harlis Meaders said. “Maurice Mitchell was the highlight for the men’s program with a qualifying time in the prelims and Michael Putman also had a good showing with a first-place finish in the shot put. Pilar McShine had a fantastic finish in the 1500 and David Forrester improved upon his performance in preparation for the first round of the regional championships in Greensboro, N.C.”
Mitchell’s time of 10.25 in the 100m dash was first among all 75 competitors in the preliminary round. Freshman David Ambler also qualified for Saturday’s 100m final with a time of 10.49, seventh best among all competitors. The final of the 100m dash is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m.
First among all 47 participants, McShine finished the 1500 nearly two seconds ahead of the next competitor with a time of 4:18.92.
Putman dominated the shot put, earning first-place with a toss of 18.10m (59-04.75), which was more than two feet farther than any other participant. Also having a notable performance in the field competition was senior Bryan Howard with sixth place in the javelin with a throw of 18.10m (59-04.75).
Cheruiyot turned in her best mark as a Seminole and crossed the finish line nearly 12 seconds ahead of everyone else with a 16:13.23 in the 5000m run. The time ranks third in the ACC and 12th regionally. Overall, Florida State had three of the top 10 finishers in the 5000m run as junior Andrea Palen (17:05.77), and senior Amanda Quick (17:25.90) placed fifth and eighth, respectively.
Freshman David Forrester improved her time in the 1500 meters with a 3:43.09 for sixth place overall. The time ranks fourth in the ACC.
Competition resumes Saturday at 11 a.m.
Men Hammer Throw
10 Travis Whitfield Florida State 59.10m 193-11
Men 110 Meter Hurdles
20 Gonzalo Barroilhet Florida State 14.31 -1.2
Men 100m Dash Prelims
1 Maurice Mitchell Florida State 10.25q 0.6
7 David Ambler Florida State 10.49q 0.7
Men Shot Put
1 Michael Putman Florida State 18.10m 59-04.75
17.81m 17.85m 18.03m FOUL 17.82m 18.10m
Men Javelin Throw
6 Bryan Howard Florida State 60.90m 199-10
60.54m FOUL FOUL 60.36m 60.90m 58.73m
Men 1500 Meter Run
6 David Forrester Florida State 3:43.09
16 Justin Harbor Florida State 3:46.67
27 Michael Fout Florida State 3:50.07
46 Matthew Huckaby Florida State 3:59.02
52 Wesley Rickman Florida State 4:06.72
Women Hammer Throw
9 Caila Coleman Florida State 49.60m 162-09
Women 1500 Meter Run
1 Pilar McShine Florida State 4:18.92
28 Bree-Arne McArdle Florida State 4:43.79
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
16 Emily Ness Florida State 11:50.84
Women 5000 Meter Run
1 Pasca Cheruiyot Florida State 16:13.23
5 Andrea Palen Florida State 17:05.77
8 Amanda Quick Florida State 17:25.90